Lizzy Stewart last featured on the website all the way back in 2009 as one of our graduate selections of that year. Back then we were bowled over by her mysterious illustrations that enmeshed tales of Eastern European folklore within those beautiful, dreamlike drawings of hers.
Four years on and we still love her work, especially her ability to lead us into people’s lives through their bizarre collection of objects from old tins to miniature houses to figurines of men brandishing swords.
Confessing that she is inspired by things like folk music, buildings, bears, Johnathon Safran Foer, the sea and anything sad, it is not surprising that her work is at times a wonderfully peculiar haze of the everyday mixed with the curious and a hint of nostalgia just to move us that little bit more. This combination is exemplified the book cover she illustrated for Annie Proulx’s award-winning novel The Shipping News. But it was her most recent feature in WRAP magazine was what reminded us of her brilliance, showing us just how great our mundane everyday practices can be.
- Kyle Platts and Andy Baker's animation takes us on a kaleidoscopic trip through the park
- Casper Balslev shows ballerinas wielding AK-47s in his ad for the Royal Danish Theatre
- An unusual custom typeface and great layouts for new print mag Migrant
- Bold, minimal-leaning graphic design from hot new studio Vrints-Kolsteren
- Daniel Savage’s monochrome animation plays with geometry and space
- Waverly Labs launches an earpiece that translates languages in real time
- Anna Ginsburg explores sex and female orgasms in this hilarious animation (NSFW)
- Arne Svenson’s portraits of his New York neighbours taken through apartment windows
- Milton Glaser: we talk drawing, ethics, Shakespeare and Trump with the graphic design legend
- The Co-op returns to its old “clover leaf” logo from the 1960s
- Strange posters and superb typography from Venetian studio Tankboys
- Should designers specialise early, or have a “portfolio career”?